Omer N. Gokalp, PhD

Associate Professor, Strategy and International Business

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Professor Gokalp teaches strategic management and international business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His teaching involves an experiential approach, where he uses cutting edge tools such as simulations that enable his students to assume the role of management teams in class. Through this approach, students strengthen critical thinking abilities and learn the strategic concepts by making decisions and reflecting on the results of their decisions.

Professor Gokalp’s research interests include organizational wrongdoing, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, and corporate political activity. This work sheds light on the impacts of organizational actions on multiple stakeholders - both internal and external. His most recent work involves product recalls in the automotive industry, where he examines both the antecedents and the outcomes of this organizational phenomenon. His research is published in leading business journals including Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal and Journal of Business Research.

In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Gokalp also consults with business organizations in the U.S. and Europe in the areas of strategic management and international business.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Suffolk University Research Grant 2017-2018
  • Finalist for Best Paper Award, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management Conference - 2014

Professional Activities

  • Track Chair, AIB US-Northeast 2021 Chapter Conference, Fairfield, CT


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Lee, S. H., Gokalp, O. N., & Kim, J. 2021. Firm–government relationships: A social exchange view of corporate tax compliance. Global Strategy Journal, 11 (2), 185-209.

Gokalp, O.N., Keskek, S., Kumas, A., & Geiger, MA. 2020. Insider trading around auto recalls: Does investor attention matter?. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 55, 1003–1033.

Topaloglu, O., & Gokalp, O. N. 2018. How brand concept affects consumer response to product recalls: A longitudinal study in the US auto industry. Journal of Business Research, 88, 245-254.

Gokalp, O. N., Lee, S. H., & Peng, M. W. 2017. Competition and corporate tax evasion: An institution-based view. Journal of World Business, 52(2), 258-269.

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Courses Taught

MBA760: World Class Strategies
SIB429: Strategic Management

Professional Links

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, MBA, University of Texas at Dallas
  • BA, Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey